A virus specimen’s exposure to temperature over time is critical to its lifetime, so the VST series includes a unique integrating indicator, the Timestrip VST TTI, which mirrors the accumulated time-temperature history of the virus specimen during transport and storage.
Virology specimen collection guidelines state that most viruses remain stable at 4°C for 2-3 days, so VST TTI is effective with a wide range of virus types.
Designed to meet specific regulations, the TTI label will indicate when 72 hours of chilled storage has elapsed by showing a clear visual discard window. At high temperatures, the label will show the discard indication within just a few hours.
The new Timestrip VST (Virus Specimen Transport) range, which complies with required monitoring guidelines by FDA & WHO, will help support scientists by monitoring specimens from collection right through to point of test, giving confidence in the integrity of the specimen, and thus the test results.
Four products make up the range. Together they form an essential tool to support hospitals, surgeries and medical laboratories in storing and transporting virus specimens correctly and preserving the integrity of the specimens, ensuring that test results are reliable.
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